Atlanta Hawks vs. San Antonio Spurs: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Atlanta Hawks (9-9) play against the San Antonio Spurs (12-12) at AT&T Center

Game Time: 8:30 PM EST on Wednesday November 24, 2021

Atlanta Hawks 43, San Antonio Spurs 39 (Q2 07:08)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
So far, Spurs are having trouble winning the non-Trae Young minutes. That’s because Lou Williams is doing a good job as Diet Trae. – 9:11 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Pull up…SPLASH 💦
@Bryn Forbes for ✌️ pic.twitter.com/CZwAOvDVJk9:10 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Headed into Q2 knotted up pic.twitter.com/CwmS4YBI2X9:05 PM

Jason Walker @JasonWalkerNBA
Oh man Trae Young – what a finish – Trae for 2 complete – 9:02 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
1Q: Spurs 27, Hawks 27
Murray 13 pts | Young 8 pts
Spurs winning 3PT line by 6 points – 9:02 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
It felt like the Spurs played a really solid 1Q, made five 3-pointers, and led by seven with 1:36 to go. They’ll go into the 2Q tied at 27-all. … Not sure this bodes great. – 9:02 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Clint Capela recorded two blocks and one steal in tonight’s opening quarter. It’s the third time this season Capela has swatted at least two shots and swiped one steal in a quarter and the first time he’s done so in the first quarter. – 9:02 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Dejounte Murray with a 13 point 1Q.
9 points from 3PT
2 paint points
2 mid-range points – 9:00 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
With his first triple of the evening, Bogdan Bogdanovic tied Doc Rivers for 23rd on the Hawks all-time three-pointers list with 185 treys. – 8:59 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Two quick fouls for Devin Vassell. He’ll have to be careful the rest of this quarter. – 8:57 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
DJ for 3️⃣!!! pic.twitter.com/KFerR0qABe8:57 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs are making more of an effort to take 3s in this 1Q. 60% of their 1Q points have come from the 3PT line.
They’re winning the 3PT line by 6 pts – 8:54 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
The Spurs, who made 16 3-pointers combined in the previous three games, made four in the first 7:08 tonight. They’ll have a shot, if they can keep that up. – 8:53 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Back-to-back-to-back 3s from Vassell, KJ, Murray put Spurs up 7 – 8:52 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Hawks came out of the timeout with Delon Wright + the starters – Trae. – 8:52 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
D3VIN VASSELL!!! pic.twitter.com/GRCTZpbWKE8:52 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
DJ comin’ in HOT🔥
@Dejounte Murray pic.twitter.com/1J5guSwt2C8:49 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Spurs with 73% of their points in the paint and 27% of points from three to start.
Hawks with 60% of their points from three.
SA by 1 – 8:48 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
KJ starting things off right 💪 pic.twitter.com/Upq2v349rJ8:44 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Hawks: Young, Bogdanovic, Huerter, Collins, Capela
Spurs: Murray, White, Johnson, KBD, Poeltl – 8:38 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
It’s about that time, ya’ll!
Join Spurs Digital Arena pres. by @SociosHoops for a chance to win some cash to spend in the Fan Shop pic.twitter.com/ycyhXZia6K8:27 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Cavs 66 #Suns 61 Half.
This is after #Spurs scored 67 points in 2nd half Monday, a point Monty Williams made before tonight’s game.
PHX: Booker 24, Ayton 10. Team: 22-of-43 FGs (Started 11-of-13). 5-of-13 on 3s (Started 3-of-5).
CLE: Allen 18, Rubio 12. Team: 47.3% FG. – 8:22 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Starters for the night
#GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/KxiQNcn89Z8:17 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
midweek drip 😎
#ULTRADrip | #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/0KlTCrLkxe7:50 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Atlanta saw six Hawks score 10+ in its last outing against OKC. The Hawks, who have had six players tally 10+ in back-to-back outings and three of its past four games, are 5-1 this season when six players score in double figures. – 7:15 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop on Bryn Forbes:
“He’s just having a tough time getting a rhythm, finding his game. He knows the program very well.”
Forbes is averaging 4.8 points, 2.3 three-point attempts and 12.1 minutes per game after averaging 10.0, 4.9 and 19.3 with Milwaukee last season. – 7:13 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
1 Hour Poll: Can the Spurs move into the bottom 20s of 3PT attempts (currently 29th) if the 3PT shot isn’t 1 of the primary 2 shots for their Top 2 scorers (Murray, Keldon)? – 7:09 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop said night after night it’s often just coming down to 3-pt shooting for Spurs.
“In the 4Qs, a lot of them come down to who makes shots. It’s just always been that way in the NBA. But now, for the length of the game, you have to keep up with threes or you are in trouble.” – 7:08 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Pop reiterated that Spurs need to shoot with confidence – “let ’em fly” – during this shooting slump:
“We don’t want anybody to hesitate. You are in big trouble if you hesitate. If you hesitate, you know it’s not going to go in. You just have to be confident and let ’em fly.” – 7:05 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“Establishing or controlling the tempo on the road,” says Coach McMillan of what will be important for the Hawks tonight against the Spurs.
Coach McMillan wants the Hawks to limit the amount of energy the home crowd brings to the team by controlling the tempo. – 7:02 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Zach Collins, who in June had his 3rd ankle surgery in the 10 months, has “started to go on the court and shoot a little bit,” Pop said.
“It’s still going to take a while,” for Collins to be cleared to play, Pop said. “After Christmas, for sure.” – 6:58 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
McDermott will miss his second consecutive game with inflammation in his right knee after being downgraded from questionable to out.
Bates-Diop will start in his place, per Pop. – 6:55 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
No Doug McDermott (knee) again tonight. KBD will start for the second straight game. – 6:50 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“You’ve just got to be confident and let them fly,” said Coach Pop of the Spurs trying to close the 3-point gap with their opponents.
He said he doesn’t want the players to be hesitant when shooting from outside. – 6:49 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Coach Pop says Doug McDermott is out tonight.
KBD will start again – 6:47 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
The Hawks are riding a five-game winning streak – the longest active winning streak in the East and second longest in the NBA.
Over those five games, Atlanta’s averaging 117.4 PPG on .509 FG% and 26.0 APG. The Hawks have won those contests by an average of +14.2 (117.4-103.2). – 6:35 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said it was nice to experience “the real NBA” in Brooklyn and Philadelphia after dealing with “all the Boy Scouts” while with the Spurs lol. He thinks his time with the Nets and 76ers was invaluable for different reasons than his time with San Antonio. – 5:52 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Thanksgiving eve hoops.
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Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Atlanta enters tonight’s game against the Spurs having won its last two outings in San Antonio.
The last time these two teams met at the AT&T Center, the Hawks won 134-129 in 2OT, behind 84 points from Trae Young (28 PTS), Clint Capela (28 PTS) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (28 PTS). – 5:49 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Some pregame Spurs notes:
*Though back on the floor, Jakob Poeltl is still not 100 percent after bout with COVID
*Tre Jones says howdy do to his old college roommate
*Jock Landale takes the next step in his return
expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @expressnews – 5:45 PM

Scott Howard-Cooper @SHowardCooper
Just finished the recently released “Jerome Kersey: Overcoming the Odds.” Kerry Eggers (@Kerry Eggers) wrote the book Kersey deserved, full of emotion and insight on the unlikely path from Longwood College to 11 yrs as a #Blazers favorite and a title with the #Spurs. Really good. pic.twitter.com/sGAuiVzia14:40 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Free pod: Dunc’d On Live Mailbag: Spurs & Cavs’ Next Steps, Effects of New Rules, Is There Anyone Like Steph, and More w/ @Danny Leroux: https://t.co/xmIqJ6ADrh
Dunc’d On Total Access members get this episode ad-free, plus our other 4 pods per week: https://t.co/XSgwN6BUIK pic.twitter.com/LDdYwpoScc4:30 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Time to update those phones! 📲
#WallpaperWednesday | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/18NPYZoBKA4:06 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
In this together. A new mission begins tonight! 🏹🏀
#PorVida | #Hawkeye pic.twitter.com/gky0CVmqpy3:15 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Tonight’s @kzprovisioning media meal:
Shaved Beef and Adobo Chicken Fajitas
Gallo Pinto, Traditional Accompaniments, Nixta Tortillas
Shaved Romaine, Chili Lime Vinaigrette, Cotija, Radishes
@BellecourBakery Desserts – 3:10 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Jakob Poeltl on the return of Jock Landale from COVID-19 protocols:
“He’s a great locker room guy. He brings energy. He’s got that Aussie humor. It’s good to have him around.” – 3:03 PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
From the NBA:
March 20, 2022
•The San Antonio at Golden State game will no longer be televised by NBA TV. – 3:00 PM

David Locke @DLocke09
Teams the Thunder have beat this year: Rockets, Kings, Spurs, Pelicans and the Lakers twice – 2:32 PM